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General

AatroxSquare old Original Aatrox
  • Aatrox is voiced by Erik Ireland [2].
  • Aatrox, Dr. MundoSquare Dr. Mundo, MordekaiserSquare Mordekaiser, VladimirSquare Vladimir, and ZacSquare Zac are the only champions that use their own health as a resource for abilities.
  • Enemies hit by Massacre Massacre will leave a blood trail between themselves and Aatrox that he will rapidly absorb (this is a remaining visual effect from PBE testing, where Aatrox would gain attack speed based on how many enemies had been hit by Massacre Massacre, that was recycled in V5.6).
  • Aatrox can still use emotes during Blood Well Blood Well's revive.
  • Aatrox's backstory references well-known war deities: especially Greek Ares, Mesopotamian Nergal, Semitic Resheph, etc..
  • Sterak's Gage item Sterak's Gage is speculated to be Aatrox's missing left arm glove. Its passive is also coincidentally similar to Aatrox's.


AatroxSquare Aatrox, the Darkin Blade
  • AatroxSquare Aatrox is the first champion, since LuluSquare Lulu's patch introduced champion specific log-in screens, to receive two log-in screens and themes released for his classic skin.
  • In-game, AatroxSquare Aatrox can toggle his banner-style wings and his sword stance [default: Ctrl + 5].

Development

  • Aatrox was initially slated to be the largest pure gameplay update but was escalated into a partial Visual Gameplay Update
  • Several scrapped spells from Aatrox’s Visual Gameplay Update include:[3][4][5][6][7][8]
    • Creating a “war zone” that granted those who died in it 80% reduced death timers and respawn allies at the nearest structure.
    • A second function to his ultimate that would force his death and revival
    • A spell that would offer his teammates an opportunity to become Darkin. Aatrox would use Dark Flight and leave behind his sword, his ally would have to find the sword, pay a Blood Price and burn to death and would revive with bonus AD/AP/CDR.

Lore

  • Aatrox has spent the most time imprisoned, and- since his was the first, it was also an imperfect one that likely damaged him in the process. By the time the mages had imprisoned VarusSquare Varus, they'd perfected the process a little more.

Quotes

Aatrox OriginalCircle old Aatrox, the Darkin Blade [S|L]
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    Aatrox.attack10
    e "Rage against the dying of the light" references Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas.
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    Aatrox.move10
    e "I know what lurks in the hearts of man" references The Shadow by Walter B. Gibson ("Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows... ")
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    Aatrox.move03
    e "Peace is the greatest lie of all" might be referencing the Code of the Sith from Star Wars ("Peace is a lie, there is only passion... ")
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    Aatrox.taunt03
    e "Even those who have nothing can give their lives" might be referencing Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War.
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    Aatrox.move02
    e "Pain is temporary, victory is forever" references "Pain is temporary, pride is forever".
  • Most of his taunts reference "You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain".
  • Massacre Massacre's activation can be faintly heard anywhere on the map, with the voices speaking while active being Aatrox's voice-over lines played in reverse.
    • The roughtly translated speech has lines from his regular quotes, such as:
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        Aatrox.move01
        e "Violence is elegance."
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        Aatrox.move05
        e "Surpass the frailty of your form."
      •  
        Aatrox.move02
        e "Pain is temporary, victory is forever!"
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        Aatrox.taunt02
        e "Die with fear in your heart, or win with blood on your hands."
      •  
        Aatrox.move04
        e "War reveals what is within us."

Skins

Aatrox OriginalCircle Classic Aatrox [S|L]
Aatrox JusticarCircle Justicar Aatrox [S|L]
Aatrox MechaCircle Mecha Aatrox [S|L]
Chromaskins Chromas: Obsidian, Pearl, Tanzanite
Aatrox SeaHunterCircle Sea Hunter Aatrox [S|L]

Relations

  • AatroxSquare Aatrox is actually the Darkin once imprisoned in the sword. Aatrox' current body belongs to the thoroughly corrupt human wielder.[1]
  • Even in his old lore, TryndamereSquare Tryndamere was suspected to have been chosen as Aatrox's new host, the attack on his village to serve as proof of his worth ("Tryndamere, my greatest creation") and Tryndamere DemonbladeCircle Demonblade Tryndamere [S|L] as the potential end result of merging unhinged bloodlust and unbridled rage into a single vessel ("This one's rage will shape the world").
    • In his new lore, TryndamereSquare Tryndamere is fully confirmed to be one of AatroxSquare Aatrox's potential new vessels.
  • Aatrox has deep hatred towards Targon, specially towards the PantheonSquare Aspect of War and the ZoeSquare Aspect of Change.
    • The ZoeSquare Aspect of Change is the one primarily responsible for the Darkins defeat in the Darkin Wars and their subsiquent imprisonment.

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